Controller wiring to bus bar or batteries?
The 8wg wire coming off the controller - where does it connect to? The battery buss bar in the 12v fuse panel or directly on the batteries?
I have 2 battteries in separate compartments, 2' appart on the front of the AS. I guess I would need to somehow link these two in series right? I will probably run a 2' battery connector through the boxes somehow.
Athough there is plenty of info on other things for install, no one actually ever says where and how to connect from the converter to the batteries.....
Please help answer this for me.
Where on the buss bars or where on the batteries. If I link the batteries do I only need to connect the controller to one of the batteries?
I think I need to link the two batteries in series and then connect the controller to the buss bars in the panel. Correct?
bus bar photo with cover and without. 4 large wires coming down from the top say, 2 on left say positive battery - 2 on right say battery Negative
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I'm assuming that you are talking about a solar charge controller. A little more descriptive narrative would help.
If this is the case, you should connect the positive AND negative charge lines from the controller directly to the batteries thru an appropriate sized fuse or DC circuit breaker. If you have 12VDC batteries and they are in a parallel connection, it shouldn't matter where you connect the charge lines.
And BTW, if you have 12VDC batteries, they should be connected in parallel, not series, as a series connection would give you 24VDC!
Boy I have a lot to learn. I thought parallel and series was the same thing... Back to the books! Some one needs to write a book on hooking solar to airstreams... I would be the first to buy it.
I have 2 12v deep cycle 175 battteries in separate compartment boxes stock from the factory on the front of my AS. Yes, sorry, I am talking about the controller that goes between the solar panels and the batteries. I understand how to do mot of this project. I am just unclear about the proper connection to the two batteries. So, I would need to link the batteries in parallel by linking the postive to posotive an negative to negative, correct? Then, once that is done, run two 8wg wires from the controller to the buss bars in the 12v fuse panel. Hooking those under the lug for the two positive connections for both batteries. Is that correct? Does anything need to go on the negative lugs?
Photo of completed 12V panel hookup anyone?
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